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Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners & families, to Olympic & X Games athletes. Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka & be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate winter playground.

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We're open today with 5cm of new snow, cloud forecast to clear to a gorgeous afternoon. Chains on 2wds this morning please! ❄️☀️❄️

Pipelines Ski Report July 22, 2017

At the time of writing this week's Pipelines Ski Report, we've had 35cm of fresh snow in the last 20 hours...

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Pipelines Ski Report July 15, 2017

The storm hit this week – the Pipelines Ski Report this week is all about how crazy good the snow is & what's coming up!

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Pipelines Ski Report July 8, 2017

This Pipelines ski report has a little bit of goodness for you, just in time for NZ school holidays...

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Pipelines Ski Report July 1, 2017

It's been an awesome week on the mountain that saw Valley View open for 2017, Stag Lane get going in the Parks, & the first real snow storm of the season kick in, & the snow conditions are pretty great...

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Pipelines Ski Report June 24, 2017

This edition of the Pipelines ski report is chilly... it's been a cold week at Cardrona with some snow – & there's more on the way!

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Getting here

Cardrona is an easy drive or bus ride from NZs most famous ski towns, Queenstown & Wanaka. These two lakeside destinations are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery & offer a dizzying array of activities, sights & sounds. If you're looking for the ultimate holiday destination, this is it! 

Drive times:
Wanaka - 34km / 35mins
Queenstown - 58km / 60mins
Arrowtown - 37km / 45mins

Getting Here, Transport & Parking
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
MaryRedshoes Sydney, Australia

We visited Cardrona for a skiing holiday with friends & had a wonderful time. I'm a novice skier & had lots of opportunities to ski on green slopes.

Jenny J Perth, Australia

Loved Cardrona, it had an awesome vibe to it. Snow was world-class, so good the Swiss Ski team were there! Cannot recommend the ski field enough...

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Favourite ski resort in the region. Have visited yearly with my family for many years and it's great to see on going improvements. Great runs!